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Relationships drive recruiting success

Updated: May 12, 2010, 10:14 AM ET
By Ian R. Rapoport | Special to ESPN.com

Like any successful coach, Raymond Woodie is armed with a slogan. This one puts a premium on the work he does before he even gets to work.

"If you don't prepare," said Woodie, the Western Kentucky defensive ends coach, "you prepare to fail."

That doesn't apply to just film study, in-game adjustments or handling player relationships. It sets Woodie's schedule, too.

A former beloved coach at Tampa, Fla.-area powerhouse Palmetto High through this ...

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